and this victory, if it comes to that this evening at the united nations, will be a significant step forward for the non-violent approach to the peace process. martin fletcher, nbc news, tel aviv. nasa this morning trying to cool off speculation about what the space agency will announce about mars. this after a scientist said monday's announcement right here in san francisco will be, quote, historic. scott mcgrew, the word historic always relative. >> yeah. curiosity, we were told, was going to make history. but historic to nasa scientists can be sort of obscure news to the general public. so that historic gain more and more powers as it's bounced around the echo chamber of the internet. and lots of people got very excited. we'll know monday. but you can probably put away your welcome signs for the martians. the u.s. economy grew 2.7% in the latest quarter, that's better than expected.